Apollo Energy publishes a daily energy market analysis, focusing on the gas, power and oil markets including a commentary on how the markets close and open. Our analysis provides insight on how the markets are performing and also considers various factors which could dictate price changes in the future.
The analysis also contains a graph which tracks the one-year forward price of both gas and electricity as well as changes to Brent crude oil.
Gas prices moved down on Thursday, the losses were displayed across the curve, with the larger decreases recorded at the front. A surprise drop in oil helped to weigh on some prices, while the forecast for short term fundamentals was unchanged.
Near-curve gas prices decreased on Wednesday thanks to an oversupplied system, as milder weather reduced demand levels. The losses filtered through to the rest of the curve, with coal and oil markets also showing weakness.
Gas prices climbed higher during Tuesday’s session despite little movement on coal, oil and carbon markets. Some support was provided by a potential strike at North Sea oil drilling facilities, with cooler temperatures also lifting demand in the UK.
No trading took place yesterday due to the Bank Holiday weekend, while movement on Friday was generally bearish. Weaker flows from Norway moved the system closer to balance but an expected improvement in renewable power this week helped to weigh on the near-curve.
Gas prices displayed little change during Thursday’s session despite a long UK gas system and weaker commodities. The prompt weakened thanks to mild temperatures and stable renewables, while a drop in coal and carbon limited upward movement further out.